Reader's guide to this budget document(2001 Budget Document)
This publication describes Governor Gilmore's proposed amendments to the Commonwealth of Virginia for the 2000-02 biennium. It contains the following information:
Section A: Introduction
This section contains three chapters: (1) Keeping Promises, highlights of the Governor's proposed budget, (2) Economic Forecast, a discussion of the status of Virginia's economy, and (3) Revenue Forecast, a review of the state's fiscal outlook, including the projected revenues on which the Governor's amendments to the 2000-02 budget are based.
Section B: Operating budget
This section presents the Governor's proposed amendments for the operating budget. The sections are organized by branch of government and, within the Executive Department, by secretarial area. For each branch of government or secretarial area, you will find:
- Overview. The overview describes the major actions proposed by the Governor for that branch of government or secretarial area.
- Summary of recommendations. This table summarizes the total recommended funding for each agency within that branch of government or secretarial area. See "How to read the summary tables" on page 8.
Agency descriptions. Following the summary table is a description
of each agency within the branch of government or secretarial area. Agencies
appear in the same order as in the Budget Bill. The descriptions summarize
each agency's major activities, including what the agency does, who its clients
are, and how it allocates its resources.
In addition, the agency descriptions set forth, pursuant to Section 2.1-20.01:1E of the Code of Virginia, the percentage of each agency's expenditures from federal government revenues. Reported here are figures from fiscal year 2000, the most recently completed fiscal year.
Recommended budget amendments. Following each agency description
are "bullet items" that briefly describe any specific budget recommendations
for each agency. If the Governor has no specific recommendations for an agency,
then the agency description is followed by "No recommended amendments for
this agency." Within each "bullet item," amounts and positions recommended
are designated either "GF" (general fund) or "NGF" (nongeneral fund).
References to positions are to "full-time equivalent" positions. Positions are only mentioned in the initial year affected by a budget proposal. Unless otherwise indicated, all references to years are to the state's fiscal years (i.e., 2001 means fiscal year 2001, which began July 1, 2000, and ends June 30, 2001).
- Detail table. This table appears at the end of each branch of government or secretarial area. It details, by agency, each of the Governor's proposed operating recommendations within that branch of government or secretarial area. The agencies appear in the same sequence as in the Budget Bill.
Section C: Capital Projects
This section summarizes the Governor's proposed budget amendments for capital projects. The information is grouped by branch of government and, within the Executive Department, by secretarial area. Agencies appear in the same order as in the Budget Bill.
Following the short narrative descriptions of each recommended capital project are three tables:
- Table 1 is a comprehensive list of all capital projects recommended for funding in the Governor's amendments to the 2000-02 biennial budget.
- Table 2 shows the capital projects recommended for financing through bonds issued by the Virginia Public Building Authority.
- Table 3 shows the capital projects recommended for financing through bonds issued by the Virginia College Building Authority.
Section D: State Aid to Localities
This section describes the Governor's recommendations for state aid to localities. These funds either go directly to localities for locally operated programs or are spent by the state on behalf of localities for specific programs.
- Table 1 shows the recommended amount of state funds for localities, listed by the state agency that provides the funding.
- Table 2 shows the amount of state aid recommended for local schools, by individual locality.